• Deadly skin cancer (melanoma) cells spread by creeping along the outside of blood vessels: extravascular metastatic migration (EVMM).
• Ultraviolet light exposure accelerates EVMM in a mouse model.
• New drug targets that slow or stop EVMM...
3/6/2014 6:00 PM EST
Researchers find evidence that photosensitizing a virus's membrane covering can inhibit its ability to enter cells and potentially lead to the development of stronger, cheaper medications to fight a host of tough viruses.
2/28/2014 7:00 PM EST
Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviors with the aim of detecting and potentially preventing outbreaks
2/27/2014 5:00 PM EST
• Robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has fewer positive surgical margins than open surgery.
• Patients who had robotic surgery needed fewer additional cancer treatments afterward.
• Higher upfront robotic costs may be offset by a...
2/25/2014 2:00 PM EST
UCLA researchers show that vitamin A may play an important role in combating TB. The team describes for the first time the mechanism by which vitamin A and a specific gene assist the immune system by reducing the level of cholesterol in cells...
2/25/2014 11:00 AM EST
A diverse team of scientists from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an experimental treatment that eradicates an acute lymphocytic leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects. The drug works by blocking two...
2/21/2014 1:05 PM EST
Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative technique that can carry chemotherapy safely and release it inside cancer cells...
2/20/2014 8:00 AM EST
A new study shows that a blood test commonly used to determine whether heart transplant recipients are rejecting their new organ can also predict potential rejection-related problems in the future – months before such an event may occur.
2/18/2014 12:00 PM EST
March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
3/5/2014 11:00 AM EST
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UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
1/22/2010 1:00 PM EST
With cases of swine flu continuing to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Homeland Security Department have declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization and governments around the globe are...
4/30/2009 9:00 AM EDT
A bad economy can take its toll on the heart with increased stress, poor eating and forgoing healthful activities like going to the gym when money is tight. UCLA cardiologists suggest the following tips to help protect the heart during this time of...
1/27/2009 1:40 PM EST